Do you accept insurance?
We are not on insurance panels. Depending upon your presenting concerns, we may be able to provide you with documentation to file for out-of-network benefits. For example, clients who meet criterion for a mental health diagnosis are generally able to use the documentation we provide to file a claim with their insurance provider for reimbursement.
We understand that using insurance has financial benefits, at least at first glance. However, it’s important to acknowledge that insurance companies monitor healthcare records, including psychological records, to determine if patients should continue receiving care. While you may not mind someone reviewing a report from your dermatologist, you might feel differently about the prospect of someone reviewing your mental health records.
Insurance companies also require that clients are formally diagnosed with a mental health disorder in order to qualify for reimbursement. Many people come to therapy for personal growth and do not meet strict criteria for a mental health disorder.
Insurance companies may dictate how many sessions you are allowed to attend, how often, and even the type of treatment you receive. Insurance companies often advocate for manualized or short-term treatments which may not feel like a good fit for you.
Lastly, not being able to freely choose your own therapist can be costly over time. For one, there’s something to be said for working with a provider who feels knowledgeable about your presenting concerns, even better if they specialize in that area. Furthermore, research consistently tells us that the variable most predictive of progress is the therapist-client relationship.
No matter which route you take, we hope you’re able to choose a provider who can address your concerns and who feels like a genuinely good fit for you.